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orphans Description:

The orphans property defines the minimum number of lines of a paragraph that must be left at the bottom of a page.

orphans in CSS Versions:

orphans Syntax:

orphans: <integer> | inherit

  • <integer>
    A non-negative number of lines to be left.
  • inherit
    The element should have the same orphans setting as the parent.

orphans Initial Value:

2

orphans Applies To:

orphans Inheritance:

This property is inherited.

orphans Browser Support:

orphans media type:

  • Paged
  • Visual

orphans Examples:

A paragraph with a orphans

<p style="orphans: 4;">
 This paragraph will have 4 lines for orphans.
 </p>

orphans Special Notes:

  • Internet Explorer 6 does not support this property.
  • This property primarily works with paged media, where the content is split into pages, such as print or transparencies.

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